In the fall, when Mother Nature turns out the lights on us earlier and earlier each night, there's so much fun to be had while the sun is still shining; watching kids' sports, gardening, bike rides and runs. Go have your fun and don't let dinner be a worry because you can make my Harvest Curry...in a hurry!
The aromatic spices and seasonal produce in this dish will make your home smell de-lish and will fill the bellies of your hungry family. Vegetable curry is traditionally considered a "peasant dish" because meat throughout history has been more expensive than vegetables and it was reserved for the wealthy. Tempeh is high in protein and a good source of calcium and iron. This recipe is packed with the healing power of plants, which means it is economical in the long run too.
More pennies in your pocket and a healthier body to boot. No worries.
Makes 4-5 servings
1 T EVOO
1 Onion, medium sized and chopped
4 Garlic cloves, minced
1 T Cumin, ground
1 t Coriander, ground
1/2 t Turmeric, ground
1/4 t Cayenne pepper, ground
1/4 t Black pepper, freshly ground
1 Tempeh package, 8 oz. , cut into bite-sized cubes *in the produce cooler at D&WFM-Knapp's Crossing
1 Can chick peas, 16 oz can *do not drain liquid
1 C Acorn squash, cut into bite-sized cubes *this is about 1/2 of an acorn squash
1 C Cherry tomatoes, halved
Sea salt to saste
Tofutti Sour Supreme
In a sauté pan, heat EVOO over medium-high heat then add onions and garlic. When softened, add cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, black pepper and sauté for 2 minutes. While spices are cooking, cube the tempeh. Toss the tempeh with the spices for 1-2 minutes to coat. Add the chick peas and their liquid, the acorn squash and the cherry tomatoes. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and let simmer and steam for 10 minutes until the squash is soft when pierced with a fork. Salt to taste. Plate and top with a dollop of Sour Supreme and minced cilantro.
All ingredients and wine are available at D&W Fresh Market.
Try this recipe and make it your own by adding other fall harvest vegetables like sweet potatoes or yams. Then let us know how yours turned out and even post a pic on our WOTV 4 Women Facebook page.
Copyright Margaux Drake
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